Edmodo is a robust social learning management system that lets educators to engage their classrooms by allowing them to communicate, collaborate and asses students.
Three ways that Edmodo can really improve the learning that takes place in your classroom are:
- engage students in discussion
- share resources
- share assignments and quizzes
One problem with classroom discussions is that they are often dominated by extroverted students who like to answer questions quickly. It’s important as educators to help provide an opportunity for people who are not as extroverted, not as confident or need more time to process information before taking part in a discussion. On Edmodo, you have the ability to share discussion questions with students, which they can access from anywhere they have an Internet connection. Students can add to the discussion, share their perspective and ask clarifying questions.
A second reason for using Edmodo is the ability to store resources in folders in your library. Building a solid collection of resources including videos, websites, PDFs and more can be a great way to provide extra resources for a struggling student or resources to challenge students who want to go above and beyond what is discussed in the class. As a teacher, you have unlimited storage in your Edmodo library and it’s simple to share folders with students.
The third reason I want to share is the ability to deliver assignments and quizzes to students. Providing frequent knowledge checks in quiz form can be great feedback to both the teacher and student as to whether or not they are understanding the foundational knowledge in your class. Edmodo even grades many of the questions including the multiple choice, true false, matching or fill in the blank questions. This is a great way to provide knowledge checks for your students and deliver it in an online platform that they can access from anywhere.
These tips only scratch the surface of what Edmodo can do.